[DNS] auDA domain news - 11 Feb

[DNS] auDA domain news - 11 Feb

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:41:38 +1100


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Experienced Technology Leader Named as ICANN President and CEO

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2016-02-08-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2016-02-08-en>


Sweden Telecom Official G?ran Marby Named To Lead ICANN

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/02/09/sweden-telecom-official-marby-named-to-lead-icann/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/02/09/sweden-telecom-official-marby-named-to-lead-icann/>


au: Five tips for spotting domain name scams

< <http://www.bit.com.au/News/414780,five-tips-for-spotting-domain-name-scams.aspx> http://www.bit.com.au/News/414780,five-tips-for-spotting-domain-name-scams.aspx>


CSC?s New gTLD Utilization Report ? February 2016

< <http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-february-2016/> http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-february-2016/>


MPAA scores piracy win with Donuts partnership, opens door for others

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=56a906fb-5e97-4318-8235-eb49d3452b79> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=56a906fb-5e97-4318-8235-eb49d3452b79>


MPAA May Like Donuts, but They Shouldn?t Be the (Copyright) Police

< <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/02/mpaa-may-donuts-they-shouldnt-be-copyright-police> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/02/mpaa-may-donuts-they-shouldnt-be-copyright-police>






Experienced Technology Leader Named as ICANN President and CEO

G?ran Marby, an experienced business executive and government leader has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of ICANN.

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2016-02-08-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2016-02-08-en>


Pre-ICANN 55 Policy Update Webinar

The ICANN Policy Development Support Team will provide a Policy Update Webinar on Thursday, 25 February 2016 at 10:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC, summarizing policy activities across the ICANN policy development community and the ongoing Transition of Stewardship of the IANA Functions and the ICANN Accountability efforts.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-02-08-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-02-08-en>


Reminder: Nomination Period Open For ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award | Award Targeted for ICANN 56 | Nominations Close 12 March 2016

ICANN is pleased to remind community members that the nomination period for ICANN's Multistakeholder Ethos Award is open until 12 March 2016. This award program, launched in June 2014 in London, seeks to recognize long-standing community members who have served in leadership roles in multiple ICANN working groups or committees, and demonstrated collaboration with different Supporting Organizations and/or Advisory Committees.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-19-2016-02-08-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-19-2016-02-08-en>


Additional CPE Results Released

ICANN has published the Community Priority Evaluation Results for 1 application, and updated application and contention set statuses accordingly.

< <https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/cpe> https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/cpe>


What to Expect at ICANN55: A Guide for Business Stakeholders

This webinar is an introduction to ICANN and the Commercial Stakeholder Group. It is designed for people in the business world who are new to the ICANN Community and interested in the upcoming ICANN55 Public Meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, from 5-10 March 2016.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-02-10-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-02-10-en>


Fellowship and NextGen at ICANN Application Rounds for ICANN56

On 22 January, lCANN launched the application rounds for both the NextGen at ICANN and Fellowship Programs to participate in ICANN56 in Panama City, Panama in June 2016.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-02-10-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-02-10-en>


Letter from Jay Boucher, JBaxterDC Web Solutions, to Akram Atallah and Chris Disspain

New gTLD Application for .GAY

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/boucher-to-atallah-disspain-03feb16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/boucher-to-atallah-disspain-03feb16-en.pdf>


Swedish Technology Executive Named ICANN President and CEO

G?ran Marby, an experienced business executive and government leader from Sweden has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of ICANN. He will commence in May 2016.

< <http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24479> http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24479>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/02/09/swedish-tech-exec-icann-president-ceo/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/02/09/swedish-tech-exec-icann-president-ceo/>


Sweden Telecom Official G?ran Marby Named To Lead ICANN

Senior Swedish official G?ran Marby today (8 February) was announced as the new president and CEO of ICANN, succeeding Fadi Chehade who leaves the ICANN to join the World Economic Forum in mid-March. Marby will be the first European to lead ICANN, the internet domain system technical oversight body founded in 1998.

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/02/09/sweden-telecom-official-marby-named-to-lead-icann/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/02/09/sweden-telecom-official-marby-named-to-lead-icann/>


ICANN names G?ran Marby new CEO

ICANN has its sixth CEO in its 18-year history. Swedish telecoms regulator G?ran Marby will take on the job in May, two months after incumbent Fadi Chehade leaves.

< <http://domainincite.com/19970-icann-names-goran-marby-new-ceo> http://domainincite.com/19970-icann-names-goran-marby-new-ceo>


America to lose control of the Internet: Swedish telecom chief to steer web body that controls domain names to independence [AFP]

... In an exclusive interview with AFP, Marby described ICANN as evolving and vowed to keep it on course under what is known as 'multistakeholder' governance, bringing in business and academia as well as government users of the Internet.

< <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3437445/Swedish-telecom-chief-steer-web-body-ICANN-independence.html> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3437445/Swedish-telecom-chief-steer-web-body-ICANN-independence.html>





Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in January

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net during the month of January 2016 are below. Any surprises?

< <http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/top_10_trending_keywords_in11> http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/top_10_trending_keywords_in11>


au: Five tips for spotting domain name scams

Getting emails or calls saying someone is making a claim on your web address? Many of these are scams. AusRegistry, the company that operates the .au domain registry on behalf of auDA, has compiled a list for tips to help domain registrants avoid domain name scams.

< <http://www.bit.com.au/News/414780,five-tips-for-spotting-domain-name-scams.aspx> http://www.bit.com.au/News/414780,five-tips-for-spotting-domain-name-scams.aspx>


nl: Dutch domain registrar updates public disclosure terms

Dutch domain registrar SIDN is changing its rules on public disclosure of domain holders. From 01 March, the names of private individuals with the rights to a .nl web domain will not be disclosed in the Whois directory. Business users will remain subject to the public disclosure, and can also add their address details to the public directory. SIDN said this is in line with other European registries, such as EURid, DNS Belgium and Nominet.

< <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/dutch-domain-registrar-updates-public-disclosure-terms--1127048> http://www.telecompaper.com/news/dutch-domain-registrar-updates-public-disclosure-terms--1127048>





CSC?s New gTLD Utilization Report ? February 2016

The latest edition of CSC?s New gTLD Utilization Report shows .brand launches continuing to pick up speed, more new gTLDs climbing up the Alexa rankings and some interesting examples of new gTLDs in use. We also take a closer look at the .bank extension.

< <http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-february-2016/> http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-february-2016/>


MPAA May Like Donuts, but They Shouldn?t Be the (Copyright) Police

The companies and organizations that run the Internet?s domain name system shouldn?t be in the business of policing the contents of websites, or enforcing laws that can impinge on free speech. The staff of ICANN, the organization that oversees that system, agrees. That?s why it?s not surprising that the Motion Picture Association of America, which has consistently sought power to edit the Internet, is now bypassing ICANN and making private deals with domain name registries.

< <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/02/mpaa-may-donuts-they-shouldnt-be-copyright-police> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/02/mpaa-may-donuts-they-shouldnt-be-copyright-police>


MPAA scores piracy win with Donuts partnership, opens door for others

The Motion Picture Association of America and the largest gTLD registry, Donuts, have unveiled a new collaboration that seeks to combat websites engaged in large-scale piracy. The move will be welcomed by the creative content producers and, while focused on copyright infringement, opens the door for further initiatives to combat IP infringement.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=56a906fb-5e97-4318-8235-eb49d3452b79> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=56a906fb-5e97-4318-8235-eb49d3452b79>


Inside MPAA?s Piracy Deal With the Donuts Domain Registry

The MPAA and the Donuts domain registry have announced a new partnership aimed at curtailing movie and TV show piracy. Donuts controls the .movie gTLD so the arrangement is symbolic for the MPAA, but how will it work in practice? TF has obtained details of the deal which could act as a blueprint for future voluntary agreements.

< <https://torrentfreak.com/inside-the-mpaas-piracy-deal-with-the-donuts-domain-registry-160210/> https://torrentfreak.com/inside-the-mpaas-piracy-deal-with-the-donuts-domain-registry-160210/>


MPAA Cuts Deal to Boot Pirates From .Movie, Other Domain Names

The MPAA wants to stop pirates from colonizing the Internet?s new frontiers. The Motion Picture Association of America has reached an agreement with Donuts, the largest operator of new domain-name extensions ? including .movie and .theater ? under which the trade group will be able to notify the registry operator of ?large-scale pirate websites? in the gTLDs.

< <http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/mpaa-piracy-sites-movie-domain-names-1201702485/> http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/mpaa-piracy-sites-movie-domain-names-1201702485/>


Donuts makes Hollywood content policing deal

Donuts has made a deal with the American movie industry that will make it easier to take down piracy domains.

< <http://domainincite.com/19990-donuts-makes-hollywood-content-policing-deal> http://domainincite.com/19990-donuts-makes-hollywood-content-policing-deal>


.Music domain name applicant fails in community bid

DotMusic Limited, an applicant for the .music TLD, has failed to pass its Community Priority Evaluation. Had it passed, the group would have automatically been awarded .music. Now an auction will be held to determine who gets to operate the domain name.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/02/10/music-domain-name-applicant-fails-in-community-bid/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/02/10/music-domain-name-applicant-fails-in-community-bid/>


New gTLDs top 12 million domains

The new gTLD universe passed 12 million domains for the first time today, according to zone files.

< <http://domainincite.com/19986-new-gtlds-top-12-million-domains> http://domainincite.com/19986-new-gtlds-top-12-million-domains>


.xyz passed two million names, growing like crazy

The .xyz gTLD at the weekend became the first new gTLD to pass the two million domains mark, as it experiences ridiculously fast growth.

< <http://domainincite.com/19982-xyz-passed-two-million-names-growing-like-crazy> http://domainincite.com/19982-xyz-passed-two-million-names-growing-like-crazy>


Super Bowl 50 Ads Reimagined Through a New TLD Filter by Lori Anne Wardi

Marketers and advertisers across the world pay close attention to Super Bowl ads, for good reason. At a cost of up to $5 million for a 30-second spot, Super Bowl ads represent the world's biggest stage for high-reach, large-impact marketing. The best practices seen on Sunday will set the standard across the industry and influence marketing behavior around the world. The call to action used in any Super Bowl spot can make or break the investment.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160210_super_bowl_50_ads_reimagined_through_a_new_top_level_domain_filter/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160210_super_bowl_50_ads_reimagined_through_a_new_top_level_domain_filter/>


EURid Gets .?? (Cyrillic for .eu) by Michele Neylon

EURid, who run the .eu registry, have finally been delegated .?? (Cyrillic for .eu). Punycode xn--e1a4c. One of the things that EURid is chartered to do under its contract to the European Commission was to get the extension in scripts other than Latin. EURid used ICANN's IDN ccTLD "Fast Track" process, though whether the process is truly "fast" or not is debatable, as it is still quite a long process.

< <http://www.internetnews.me/2016/02/08/eurid-gets-??-cyrillic-for-eu/> http://www.internetnews.me/2016/02/08/eurid-gets-??-cyrillic-for-eu/>

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160208_eurid_gets_cyrillic_for_dot_eu/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160208_eurid_gets_cyrillic_for_dot_eu/>


ICANN board resuscitates .Hospital TLD

ICANN?s board has approved a resolution that breathes new life into Donuts? application to run the .hospital TLD.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/02/08/dot-hospital/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/02/08/dot-hospital/>





us: Concerned by cyber threat, Obama seeks big increase in funding

President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought a surge in funding to counter cyber security threats, as his top intelligence official warned Congress that computer attacks were among the most imminent security challenges facing the United States.

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/us-obama-budget-cyber-idINKCN0VI0R1> http://in.reuters.com/article/us-obama-budget-cyber-idINKCN0VI0R1>

< <http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-obama-budget-cyber-idUKKCN0VI0R1> http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-obama-budget-cyber-idUKKCN0VI0R1>





Complaint for three-letter domain fails [registration]

In a recent decision under the UDRP before the WIPO, a panel denied the transfer of a three-letter domain name used to feature pay-per-click links and made a finding of reverse domain name hijacking.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=12d3fe9a-6c3e-4d3c-991a-463930dbaca2> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=12d3fe9a-6c3e-4d3c-991a-463930dbaca2>





Tucows Reports Continuing Strong Financial Results for Fourth Quarter of 2015

Tucows Inc. ... today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015. All figures are in U.S. dollars.

< <http://www.tucows.com/tucows-reports-continuing-strong-financial-results-for-fourth-quarter-of-2015/> http://www.tucows.com/tucows-reports-continuing-strong-financial-results-for-fourth-quarter-of-2015/>


Mobile phone service continues to lift Tucows

Tucows, one of the largest domain name registrars, released fourth quarter and full year financial results yesterday.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/02/10/mobile-service-continues-to-lift-tucows/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/02/10/mobile-service-continues-to-lift-tucows/>





Verisign files opening brief in appeal against .XYZ

Verisign has filed its opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, in its dispute with new TLD company XYZ.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/02/10/verisign-xyz-appeal/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/02/10/verisign-xyz-appeal/>





IoT?s Day of Reckoning on the Horizon

Chris Rouland, an expert when it comes to the security of the internet of things, stressed the modern-day equivalent of the Melissa worm could be imminent.

< <https://threatpost.com/iots-day-of-reckoning-on-the-horizon/116191/> https://threatpost.com/iots-day-of-reckoning-on-the-horizon/116191/>


Safer Internet Day 2016: Play your part for a better internet

Today, millions of people in more than 100 countries in the EU and across the world are celebrating Safer Internet Day, to promote the safer and responsible use of technology among children and young people. >From Iceland to Madagascar, from Uruguay to Kazakhstan, internet users of all ages, teachers, parents, policy makers and industry are joining in to play their part for a better internet.

< <https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/safer-internet-day-2016-play-your-part-better-internet> https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/safer-internet-day-2016-play-your-part-better-internet>





au: Dallas Buyers Club saga draws to a close

A long-running legal action launched by the rights holders of the movie Dallas Buyers Club today draws to a close.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/593794/dallas-buyers-club-saga-draws-close/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/593794/dallas-buyers-club-saga-draws-close/>


Dallas Buyers Club Gives Up Chasing Pirates in Australia

Dallas Buyers Club has finally given up on its mission to demand cash settlements from alleged movie pirates in Australia. It's believed the company has made large amounts of money from the activity in other jurisdictions but will not do so Down Under after failing to convince a judge it would not engage in so-called "speculative invoicing."

< <https://torrentfreak.com/dallas-buyers-club-gives-up-chasing-pirates-in-australia-160210/> https://torrentfreak.com/dallas-buyers-club-gives-up-chasing-pirates-in-australia-160210/>





au: Government introduces ?Netflix tax? bill

The government has introduced a bill to implement what has been dubbed the ?Netflix tax?: An expansion of the GST to apply to digital services consumed by Australians but provided by overseas suppliers. ... The bill is ?an important part of the government?s program to level the playing field for Australian businesses and restore integrity to Australia?s tax system,? the treasurer said.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/593722/government-introduces-netflix-tax-bill/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/593722/government-introduces-netflix-tax-bill/>






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